Thursday, January 31, 2008

Effecting Change...

This is not something I normally do at this site, but I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity you have to be part of the caring global community today. If you visit this site and take the 4 minutes necessary to view the video, you'll help fund the research that's being done to solve the mystery of autism.

By simply watching this video, not only will you learn more about what autism is and how if affects kids, but the band, "Five for Fighting," will donate $0.40 cents to Autism Speaks each time this video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to find a cure.

One out of every 150 children--many more boys than girls--is being diagnosed with this disorder, and yet insurance companies are not covering intervention therapy that can make a huge difference. I have a friend in California whose son received early treatment, and I want the same availability for all kids and their families who are affected by this puzzling disorder.

Take a few minutes and go to the site. It's really such a small thing to do, but it could help change someone's life, even though you'll never meet them.

One other option you have for being part of this effort is purchasing a stamp set from Gina K. Designs. She has a special line of stamps, the sales from which support various causes. Autism research is one of them. Click here to see this set.

2 comments:

sandra said...

I have tears in my eyes...

Anonymous said...

you are doing such a great job with coordinating the in-colors, the stamps and the rub-ons. You go girl.